New Zealand eTA Visa for Citizens of Canada

eTA for Canadian citizens

eTA Eligibility

  • Canadian citizens can apply for an NZeTA
  • Canada was a launch member of the NZ eTA program
  • Canadian citizens enjoy fast entry using the NZ eTA program

Other eTA Requirements

  • Canadian citizens can apply for eTA online
  • NZ eTA is valid for arrival by air and cruise ship
  • NZ eTA is for short tourist, business, transit visits
  • You must be over 18 to apply for an NZ eTA otherwise require a parent/guardian

What are the NZeTA requirements for Canadian citizens?

A New Zealand Visa for Canadian citizens is required for visits up to 90 days.

Canadian passport holders can enter New Zealand on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for a period of 90 days without obtaining a visa for New Zealand from Canada, under the visa waiver program that commenced in the years 2009. Since July 2019, Canadian citizens require an eTA for New Zealand.

A New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) from Canada is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all Canadian citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to New Zealand, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.

Only Australian Citizen are exempt, even Australian permanent residents are required to obtain an New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorisation (NZeTA).


How can I apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) from Canada?

The New Zealand Visa for Canadian citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in less than five (5) minutes. It is necessary for applicants to enter personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and information on their passport page. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history.

After Canadian citizens pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) fees, their eTA application processing commences. NZ eTA is delivered to Canadian citizens via email. If additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Canadian citizens.


New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) requirements for Canadian citizens

To enter New Zealand, Canadian citizens will require a valid travel document or passport in order to apply for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). Canadian citizens who have a passport of an additional nationality need to make sure they apply with the same passport they travel with, as the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for New Zealand for Canadian citizens will be associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application.

Applicants will also require a valid credit or debit card or paypal account to pay the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The fee for New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for Canadian citizens covers eTA fee and tourist levy. Canadian citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the NZeTA in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another NZ eTA.


How long can Canadian citizen stay on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

Canadian citizen's departure date must be within 3 months of arrival. Additionally, Canadian citizen can visit only for 6 months in a 12 month period on an NZ eTA.

How long can a Canadian citizen stay in New Zealand on a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)?

Canadian passport holders are required to obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the Canadian citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances.

Travel to New Zealand from Canada

Upon receiving the New Zealand Visa for Canadian citizens, travelers will be able to either present an electronic or paper copy to present to New Zealand border and immigration.


Can Canadian citizens enter multiple times on New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA)?

New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA) is valid for multiple entries during the period of its validity. Canadian citizens can enter multiple times during the two year validity of the NZ eTA.


11 Things To Do and Places of Interest for Canadian Citizens

  • Go vintage on Cuba Street, Wellington
  • See the pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki
  • Climb the Sky Tower for astounding Auckland views
  • Laugh it up at a comedy night, Auckland
  • Check out an urban volcano, Mt Eden
  • Live music at Neck of the Woods
  • Redwoods Treehouse, Auckland
  • Hit the Christchurch markets
  • See the waterfalls at Earnslaw Burn
  • Go Steampunk in Oamaru
  • Take the ferry to Waiheke Island

Canada High Commission in Wellington

Address

Level 11,125 The Terrace P.O. Box 8047 Wellington New Zealand

Phone

+644-473-9577

Fax

+644-471-2082

Please apply for a New Zealand eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.